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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A about COVID-19 with OU Medicine infectious disease experts

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Infectious disease experts at OU Medicine held an hourlong news conference Tuesday to answer questions about the coronavirus and discuss what Oklahomans can do to mitigate its impact. Here is what the experts have to say about COVID-19, with their answers summarized and edited for brevity and placed in a question & answer format:

Q: How serious should the public be taking the COVID-19 threat and all these suggestions about frequent hand washing and social distancing?

A: I think my biggest recommendation is to take social distancing seriously. This really is not a game, although you're welcome to turn it into a game if you are trying to teach children how to do those things. It is something that is real and something that works. Frequent hand washing is important. — Dr. Douglas Drevets, chief of infectious diseases, OU Medicine (As a side note, the infectious disease experts at OU Medicine aren't just advising others to take this advice seriously. They are doing it themselves. They held their news conference in a large auditorium and advised reporters to stay far apart from each other and to use hand sanitizer before and after entering the room. The experts, themselves, stayed far apart from the news media and each other. They approached the microphones one at a time, taking care not to touch the microphones.)

Q: Is the academic side of OU Medicine doing anything specific to try to come up with a cure or vaccine for COVID-19?

A: We are in the final negotiations of an agreement between Dr. William Hildebrand, an OU Health Sciences researcher, and Pure MHC to identify novel targets for a therapeutic vaccine against COVID-19. We are also finalizing an agreement with another researcher to begin pre-clinical testing of another COVID-19 vaccine to help bring a vaccine to patients as quickly as possible. — Dr. Jason Sanders, senior vice president and provost of the OU Health Sciences Center.

Q: Has OU Medicine changed any of its hospital visitation policies to help prevent spread of COVID-19?

A: We have a new visitors policy that limits it to one visitor at our adult facilities at OU Edmond and the OU Medical Center, and the visitor needs to be 18 years old or older. Two visitors are allowed per patient at our Children's Hospital and our women's hospital. This is all in an effort to protect our patients, their families, our hospital caregivers and an effort to mitigate the possible transmission of the virus. — Dr. Linda Salinas, infectious disease specialist.

Q: How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare with past pandemics in the world?

A: Since the turn of the century, we have experienced at least five pandemics, the SARS pandemic of 2003, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, the MERS pandemic of 2012, the Ebola virus pandemic of 2014 and the Zika virus pandemic of 2016. What makes this coronavirus pandemic different is the unique combination of being severe, but not too severe, along with being highly transmissible. This has made responding to COVID-19 a challenge. SARS actually was more severe and had a higher fatality rate, but because of this more cases were detected so it was easier to track and prevent additional transmissions. COVID-19 is severe, but not necessarily severe in everyone. That means some people carrying the virus will not be exhibiting symptoms, but they may be passing it on to others who could have a severe reaction. — Aaron Wendelboe, PhD, OU Hudson College of Public Health.

Q: How is this pandemic going to unfold in the future?

A: Unfortunately, it's difficult to predict because it all depends on what we do today. One thing we have learned is that social distancing works. Countries like China and South Korea that have implemented aggressive social distancing have been able to bend the curve. There are other countries that continue to have increasing, doubling rates that are stressing the health care systems. Italy and Iran are two of those countries that have continued to see increasing numbers. As public health professionals, we observe the number of days it takes for the number of cases to double. What we are trying to do is make that doubling time closer to eight to 10 days than closer to two to three days.

Q: What do the numbers of COVID-19 infections look like in the United States?

A: There have been over 4,700 cases and just under 100 deaths in the U.S. We expect about 10 percent of detected cases to be hospitalized. Of all cases, we expect about 80 percent to be mild, 15 percent to be moderate and 5 percent to be severe. Death rates will depend on what we do today. Overall, 3 percent of detected cases may die. This will range from less than 0.1 percent to 15 percent, where increasing age increases your risk of death.

Q: How important is it to follow China's example and take extreme measures like instituting travel restrictions, cancelling large public events, closing schools and shutting down restaurants and businesses?

A: There is data that shows that had they done those things one week earlier than they actually implemented some of that social distancing, they would have reduced the number of cases by 66 percent. But had they not done those things, they would have seen 67 times more cases. The goal of the various measures now being instituted in the U.S. is to slow the spread of the virus to keep the health care system from being overwhelmed. — Dr. Dale Bratzler, chief quality officer, OU Medicine.

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Exterior of the OU College of Medicine building in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

Exterior of the OU College of Medicine building in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]

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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d9704f8e4d2e6eede431f6feb87f5f14.jpg" alt="Photo - Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Kyle Lockett of Visalia, California, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6c54c8bafc4216549a5cd4b862a476eb.jpg" alt="Photo - Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-17a7add56a2da799713667c5a1b74713.jpg" alt="Photo - Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Lane S Karney of Creston, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6da3a906d75c2a6a43bfa52c32f26312.jpg" alt="Photo - Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Paul D. Tierney of Oklahoma City competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-efc71c67dc4a2f55ea1b8607d7203edd.jpg" alt="Photo - Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jace Melvin of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6d6f0c0ee58391c7d944622867d77723.jpg" alt="Photo - Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jordan Ketscher of Squaw Valley, California, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-18bd9aa8bb5895c16ae34b5deadc936c.jpg" alt="Photo - Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, Mississippi, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-51aabf77e9b604863ef528babc9047d7.jpg" alt="Photo - Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Coby Doescher of Webbers Falls, Okla., competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-48bb60ff9d88a5d28dedacbb3d2180cf.jpg" alt="Photo - Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Clayton Hass of Weatherford, Texas, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1ca3b42925d457885bf55fe24be48796.jpg" alt="Photo - Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Haven Meged of Miles City, Montana, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-88adfa0e046efdf6705d7ca5ab0809fd.jpg" alt="Photo - Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Contestants line up before the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3f34dcef304bad54dcc8cb8193de8910.jpg" alt="Photo - Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Roger Nonella of Klamath Falls, Oregon, competes in the heading event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7c813603a07674a878c1886502fc4203.jpg" alt="Photo - KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>KC Jones of Burlington, Wyoming, competes in the tie-down roping event during the Timed Event Championship inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, March 13, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9e7059b76a6df48f1daa4f1f25972272.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-113c10178a2db6d59e52e2acddb42cc1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b1917021603d4c46833a860735554905.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7fc8cbffeda2ffde4a039f23ae7a4ae1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt declares a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1d521ad6da10e28decd0fe5a7431052b.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Sean McDaniel will join us a Superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, listens to Mayor David Holt's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-79adfbd238dbd05f1219ebfa6662b6ce.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department waits for his turn to speak about the state of emergency declared by Mayor David Holt during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2a69e860764206f61e3dbd66bbdac584.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1aca9c47d2f782da5d3dc1766de88007.jpg" alt="Photo - Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Department, talks about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f7985c95fcf10b1256bda1f597ec6b36.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bf4441066cd0aa8d820533f15a5eeb42.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2a208c63c89b23210f6446b7fe335f6b.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0a2dbd9a711071b739aaed03f74eed1e.jpg" alt="Photo - Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Eddie Withers, Accute Disease Epidemiologist for OKC-County Health Dept.,Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director of OKC-County Health Dept.,and Mayor David Holt talk about the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency for Oklahoma City after a new case of COVID-19 in the metro area during a press conference at the Oklahoma County Health Department, Sunday March 15, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4aa721bef10edcd32ee62e003fb6135e.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the can food isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8097468ae7198834d5a61ffae592e61a.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a4bfeaa10080e772b32c7879ad2d9511.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty shelves in the toilet paper isle at Walmart in Mustang, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4d5e7e62dcb118762a07cb717eea95d.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cdc0055803d8af07140d17958b5df924.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Shoppers leave the Sam's on north May Ave. with paper goods Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dfa3a94a65f880f47b7edc8322a82781.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of Harkins Theater in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-024a31a2d0c9f6188738599c55789041.jpg" alt="Photo - Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b96ffc4cf6311d40d95f9f0c54e1aae3.jpg" alt="Photo - Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Businesses located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5230a504b40011c78f745d1c734b4cc5.jpg" alt="Photo - Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Kevin Garcia of Oklahoma City wears a mask as he walks past the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 13, 2020. Garcia had come to the mall to go to the Apple Store, which is closed along with Apple's other retail stores until at least March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Garcia said he started wearing the mask today specifically for his trip to the mall. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05283f1e01f8c599dc4ef7c68f17fcdc.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f1fe1795a9e360fbf4b94fc1b387f63e.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-689ade0f2785770b3d1c81706399a196.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two week because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2cdfd5420ff381687339046ffcb33b7b.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-491505a6b51ca26d61a4a5721a7fe737.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about the store's temporary closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5d8086e505f307240c8d93099f04eba7.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Signs on the door of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City give information about its closure, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-40c5fd69a42c013adcb66f31eb465d84.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of the REI Co-op in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. REI has closed all of its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9bbad3b98d1990b1279e7230caa8a516.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on the exterior of the Apple Store in Penn Square Mall gives information about its temporary closure, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. Apple has closed its retail stores until March 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ef5f9b5613d314be5f7a9684efe81de.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7b83ef9f8863f53de20a4abc53bf463e.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7827a370a622e9e9c51cac4c392567be.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign on an entrance to the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave., says the library is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Metropolitan Library System is closed for at least two weeks. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ca20839cd4d393eaa6a358af8c8ad04.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-94e19372ca5c72717b26dc1600709a28.jpg" alt="Photo - Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Gates to the Oklahoma City Zoo are closed in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to tentatively reopen on March 23. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0aba352b5e57f367a99a9cd5a5b6d057.jpg" alt="Photo - An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An exterior of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The museum is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and tentatively plans to reopen on April 1. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-672f09c93de664c9bbcdce12fe310d9d.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. The zoo is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1adc1de46b2792893dff90fb4c95383a.jpg" alt="Photo - House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, Speaker Charles McCall, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c02c980b451510ba99f2940c1bd6cc1e.jpg" alt="Photo - Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and other leaders announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ac39fc6e9f4a0e849a8db36e3b90d89.jpg" alt="Photo - House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Speaker Charles McCall listens to Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat as they announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6987f59a77f7b604dd02afb5d1943e80.jpg" alt="Photo - The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The House has set up a large television so people can watch the session Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-879e03ad8075d514a0fc2ae579c5bcb4.jpg" alt="Photo - 50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>50 person limit to rooms at the Capitol Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f0e02b771a0fd526b2e4a21c6149b73b.jpg" alt="Photo - House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, House Minority Floor Leader Emily Virgin, Speaker Charles McCall, Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd announce plans for the legislature Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b36a4504a6c94d33427fb802c609c47.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca10ef6b1e777b65ab47a14c244196a9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCll joins Gov. Kevin Stitt and his daughters in the hall after a press conference Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4cfedda339729300798102c1e1d7cf2.jpg" alt="Photo - People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People practice social distancing outside of the Oklahoma Senate at the Capitol, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2b0e48196357c505c8ef16311c39c713.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2600 NE 63, in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ed75caff2cf0fb9b4629564a32e90b6b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7cb49eb82bc0952801e1069f712e241e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5202a9885f358d118009b1cf12409601.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-889dd022e8052b41b041b98026d41349.jpg" alt="Photo - Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Paperwork presented to members of the State Board of Education during Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e4c8de5c5a5c79f041de100cf7188d7f.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs that are posted about the Coronavirus on the doors of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister announced the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b01927de3e9a6f2033925b558e2e552d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma State Department of Education board member Carlisha Williams Bradley wipes down the desk before the start of Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister's emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to announce the closing of public school till April 6 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-82f9c456182611027eae1452f09ede26.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2e297f707e4b1adf170c69b9ff543703.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63173741ab10720b50c224e0a8f4efbe.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Exterior view of the downtown Metropolitan Library, Monday, March 16, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5dc77380432d8c562f1c3e7ec761ea34.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2902a0f5bfa9b17ea6bdcb3292f991bd.jpg" alt="Photo - Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Gasoline for $1.24.9 at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eac653a36c9669b167637a0f50f46438.jpg" alt="Photo - Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman" title="Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Shoppers wait in line at COSTCO in Oklahoma City Monday, March 16, 2020. Photo by Bailey Huntsman/The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a9760c07ae773e7a5219c6218036019f.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-364502ea7ee8a6a26e42a36e4e1409e8.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5e31703928d99cf0774ff908fb7517c6.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f1a53b0eaa795cfec23093743a52b241.jpg" alt="Photo - OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris." title="OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris."><figcaption>OKC Mayor David Holt announces restrictions for bars, gyms, restaurants, and other establishments across the city in light of coronavirus. Image by Dave Morris.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-451a637f6d5d6f08c944cce58b05446b.jpg" alt="Photo - A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A man leaves the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA announced today they would be closing because of the COVID-19 outbreak. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-454273143eda0a73ff3970bb9e1ab419.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-411eb61a35674de0fb0ec84d4ad07724.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e274ce5c16665c4b6cdbf2d6899964b7.jpg" alt="Photo - Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]" title="Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Barrios Fine Mexican Restaurant was closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but hopes to reopen soon. CORONAVIRUS IN OKLAHOMA Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-76380940218705bdcf460341c22f7091.jpg" alt="Photo - A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A shopper covers her face as she returns a shopping cart at Costco in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d42332d428256b95d487de2957fbad5.jpg" alt="Photo - The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The exterior of a Dollar General as customer walks into the store in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-826d355fc7b990fba355e8fcf9370c11.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs are pictured on the doors of the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d7b093c7ac4cc7214126d779d55db00f.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eafc8b2583a8533b774f8b55b4aab16a.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Empty playground equipment is pictured at Hafer Park is pictured in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-166b547eee7d6e841c0b666a72694264.jpg" alt="Photo - Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Pizzeria Gusto's 'to go only' sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many restaurants have gone to pick up or carry out only in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e9526911897e680c68cc82bfb34dd609.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-57152cb9751222d409edd57dd2974e3b.jpg" alt="Photo - The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The exterior of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb2042dfc164d737c8f827c9a77947c5.jpg" alt="Photo - A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A cyclist wears a mask and googles while riding north on a sidewalk along Jenkins Ave. on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa7e3800f2ca6c2f59449510a1ddcff0.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2f7d5b1e3aab578ee35040cf7ab46b80.jpg" alt="Photo - Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Marles Bradley wears a mask as she waits for a takeout order of green eggs and ham outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bradley said she put on the mask thinking she would have to go inside the restaurant but would not have worn it if she had known the order would be brought outside to her. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-356bfc7181a17ece706e8d2a9bd9aca3.jpg" alt="Photo - People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People drink inside O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d9319ec9fc5a5524a5ebe1450846c53e.jpg" alt="Photo - Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Michelle Ridgway sanitizes a booth after customers left O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-77d77c9da910a4b7bc09d7f0b79c34c2.jpg" alt="Photo - The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The sign letting customers know that Packard's New American Kitchen restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. made the decision to close in effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The restaurant [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e2b665e7f387e9b2ebcde966110a9fe4.jpg" alt="Photo - Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Exterior of a Homeland grocery store as customers make their way to shop in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c28d948193b2157362fe8027de511e8.jpg" alt="Photo - Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Sauced on Paseo's to go only sign outside the restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3c95ff4118bc10f24901dd5e57c739a0.jpg" alt="Photo - Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Stores at Bryant Square Shopping Center are pictured Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2d6d7feeca82183b0d0f2d51814a3738.jpg" alt="Photo - Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Debi Norris sits at the bar at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a65679d7885bae81ec4b8dcde9dd7bbf.jpg" alt="Photo - A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]" title="A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A green beer sits on the bar next to a customer at O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on St. Patricks Day in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. O'Connell's was following the restrictions at the time to have no more than 50 people gathered together and limited the number of customers allowed in at once. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-41867fdab729ed5714241ba9978451dc.jpg" alt="Photo - Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. " title=" Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> Alley's End, a mix of apartments and retail, is set for conditional desigation development for Urban Renewal property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-177c830c3be9b55ebd820c17a0d1a93a.jpg" alt="Photo - The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. " title=" The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> The Rose Rock “Alley’s End” proposal includes 71% of its apartments — 198 units — to be rented as affordable housing while 80 units would be rented as market rate housing. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0443f9c49327baeeadf50e38c056c07.jpg" alt="Photo - Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. " title=" Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> Commercial alleyways are designed through the heart of the proposed Alley's End development planned for NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f6b77bbd4c4a130329babecf8991e050.jpg" alt="Photo - The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. " title=" The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. "><figcaption> The Alley's End development includes public performance and gathering spaces. Rendering by FSB. </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa1a15527b399c045a7a52b57a28cf74.jpg" alt="Photo - Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]" title="Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]"><figcaption>Floor plan for Alley's End. [Provided by FSB]</figcaption></figure>
Randy Ellis

For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two... Read more ›

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